Sarah* is 10 years old and lives with her mother. Care Worker, Thokozani, is bringing hope to Sarah’s life by faithfully visiting them in their home, building relationships and supporting them with their physical, emotional and spiritual needs.
"I was served and so now I want to serve others." – 25-year-old Maria reflects on why she became a Care Worker after receiving the love and support of the Care Workers as a child in the community of Mngwere, Malawi.
Nathiliza (right) lives in the community of Mngwere, Malawi, with her husband and five children. She became a Care Worker in 2016 because she saw the orphaned and most vulnerable in her community. "By the grace of God I was able to step in and serve them.”
15-year-old Charity* lives in the rural, isolated community of Mngwere, Malawi, and is one of 200 children being cared for by local volunteer Care Workers, who are committed to holistically caring for the most vulnerable children, like Charity.
Vast numbers of the most vulnerable children in Africa have no access to even primary education. Orphaned children are often forced to abandon school and take up responsibilities in the home. As part of the Hands at Work vision in providing holistic care for each child, we fight for children to have access to education. Pray for the teachers who invest many hours a day into teaching our children. Ask God to give them grace and compassion as they serve as role models for the children. Pray they will have wisdom in assessing each child’s needs as they teach in a loving and encouraging way.
This is why we work hard and continue to struggle, for our hope is in the living God, who is the Saviour of all people and particularly of all believers. Teach these things and insist that everyone learn them. – 1 Timothy 4:10-11
At the Life Centre in Mngwere Community, Malawi, the Care Workers have started an after-school class for the children to help them with their homework.
Care Workers from Tima Community Based Organisation (CBO) regard this little one’s life as one of their greatest successes. When they first met her she as days away from dying, now she is a lively beautiful girl with a big personality. Dan spent a day with Kitana* and the 199 other children who are being cared for in Mngwere Community. #Malawi #DanInMalawi
“We walked through the beautiful rural community of Mngwere, amongst the fields of freshly planted maize. In this community many families are devastated by illness and poverty. Violet, Lester and Tanazio bring #hope and light in a place of darkness.” – Dan Waspe, International Volunteer (UK) #DanInMalawi #Malawi